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March 26, 2024
07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:30
Session 1: High-level opening remarks
08:30 - 10:00
Session 2: Launch of the OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook
This panel explores the connection between integrity and the major challenges facing democracies in the near future. Experts will discuss how foreign interference, AI and climate change will develop in the coming years, inviting the audience to reflect on how integrity risk is likely to change, and how integrity frameworks will need to be strengthened to enable democracies to continue to safeguard prosperity and serve the public interest. The panel marks the launch of the OECD’s inaugural Anti-Corruption and Integrity Outlook, which shows that in the face of these three major future challenges there remains a significant implementation and data gap in OECD countries’ integrity frameworks. These are important findings since, as this panel will discuss, integrity frameworks do not exist in a bubble, separate from the rest of governments’ work. They are a vital safeguard to the effectiveness of public policymaking and a key enabler of the work which governments do.
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 3: Data-Driven Accountability in Lobbying & Influence: Harnessing Innovations in AI and Analytics
Publishing data on lobbying and influence for the sake of transparency is critical, but the promise of data does not stop there. Combined with analytics and AI, data has the power to transform how accountability bodies do their work, such as verifying registrations, monitoring compliance with regulations and conducting investigations. Still, extracting, leveraging and communicating meaningful insights from the immense volume of data collected on lobbyists seems like a Herculean task for many governments. This session aims to suggest a way out from under all that data. Drawing from real-world examples in government, industry, and academia, this session will explore the opportunities and challenges—legal, strategic and technical—that governments face to effectively harness data for promoting greater accountability in lobbying and influence.
A robust national strategy, including risk assessments and multi-agency co-ordination mechanisms, is an essential element in effectively tackling tax crime and other illicit financial flows. Through the Task Force on Tax Crimes and Other Crimes (TFTC) the OECD works with jurisdictions on the core components of tax crime strategies that encourage compliance, facilitate effective investigations, and ensure that appropriate enforcement action is taken. This session will cover examples of national strategies, some of the main challenges faced in developing and implementing strategies as well as the role of international collaboration.
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 5: Galvanizing the Private Sector as Partners in Combatting Corruption
The OECD is committed to its role as a convenor and mobiliser of public and private sector actors in the fight against corruption. The Global Initiative to Galvanize the Private Sector as Partners to Combat Corruption, coordinated by the OECD with assistance from the United States Department of State, is designed to mobilise the private sector as a critical actor in the fight against corruption.
15:30 - 17:00
Session 6: Insights from the OECD Public Integrity Indicators
A record breaking number of countries, representing 40% of the world population, will hold national elections in 2024. With the rise of economic and geopolitical tensions, the classic forms of liberal democracies are under existential threat. Because corruption erodes public trust and undermines the legitimacy of institutions, developing public integrity policies and implementing anti-corruption measures can reinforce democracies by fostering trust, accountability and transparency, and enable an environment where citizens can confidently participate in the democratic process. This session will present insights from the OECD Public Integrity Indicators on the measures countries implement, and the tools they use in practice, to strengthen the resilience of their democratic systems towards corruption risks. The panellists will discuss evidence on various public integrity topics that should be adequately managed to strengthen democracies, such as conflict-of-interests, political finance, legislative procedures, transparency of public information and internal audit.